Lammas Skull Scrying

Today’s (slightly belated) Lammas Skull Scrying comes from Least Weasel. Here is what she had to say:

See how high the sun is over the land! See how the heat scorches the plants and dries the ground! Summer is well upon us, and water becomes scarce. The young animals born in the spring are now stronger and faster, and the easy meals are more challenging these days. Flowers turn to fruit, yet fruit takes time to ripen. And we all wait for the rains of fall to soak the land again.

Would that we could bask in spring’s lush greenery year-round! Yet that is not the way of things. All beings must go through this trial, surviving on less water while hoping resources hold us through to when we are flush again. I see the birds watching the berries begin to turn, and I capture the unwary and weak. This is a liminal space, where the harvest is just beginning but not yet in full force, and the heat threatens to keep us from seeing it come to fruition.

So how will you survive the hottest, driest days? Will you hide in the cool comfort of your home and hope that the fires do not reach you? Will you offer water to those in need, that they may survive with you to the the rain’s return? Will you keep your portion of the harvest safe, or will it be stolen by those who have too much already and crave only more, more, more?

I feed to survive; even when I do not eat all of a kill, I provide much-needed food for other beings. I take the weak, and leave the strongest prey running well-fed on what greenery remains. My actions benefit others as well as myself, and we are all in this forest and field together. How do your actions affect others? Are you able to benefit the world, or do you only take? Do you make the best use of resources, so that they do not go to waste?

Think, as the sun shines late into the evening, of where that balance is rolling to. What may the fall bring, and how will you welcome it in?

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Summer Solstice Skull Scrying

Today’s (slightly belated) Summer Solstice Skull Scrying comes from Black bear. Here is what she had to say:

“The sun rides high in the sky, and the heat brings out the sharpness in the scents around me. I can smell the water evaporating from morning mist, and I lick my chops. I have been well awake for some time now, first through the time of earthy roots, and then into the time of salmonberries, and now an abundance of grubs to be found in rotted logs. Flowers begin to turn to fruit, with the sun warming the slowly ripening skins.

Life is at its zenith, and all seems well. But the plants know that this is the beginning of the end. The frenzied growth they have experienced since spring’s beginning will be replaced by a gradual senescence as the sun begins its trip back south. Now is our glorious hurrah, and yet these green beings lead the vanguard toward sleep.

Where are you, humans, in your time? Have you already ascended the peak, and are you now beginning the descent? The ever-harsher heat you have brought upon us all says that there is trouble ahead, as there is trouble now. And, moreover, will you be able to survive the times ahead when food and water are scarce, and sickness plagues the land more than ever?

You have such power, humanity, more than any species has ever dreamed of. Yet it has been squandered on selfishness and destruction. As your awareness of this grows, what shall you do with the knowledge you are only now realizing? Life hangs on the precipice, and it could fall either way. To which end will you throw your weight?”

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Beltane Skull Scrying – 5-6-21

Today’s (slightly belated) Beltane Skull Scrying comes from Ring-necked Pheasant. Here is what he had to say:

“The grass is green and lush with spring rains; flowers are in full bloom, and bees, wasps and butterflies visit their nectar wells. The sun shines overhead in a sky punctuated by seasonal rains. Warmth brings everyone out of their dens and nests and burrows to enjoy the turning of the year.

Yet where is the reciprocity? How do we show our gratitude for the beauties that our world affords us? To many, this good green earth is nothing more than a pile of resources to be gathered, exploited, and sold to the highest bidder. it is a backdrop to human dramas, nothing more. And in their wake there is left naught but piles of slag and debris, poisons in the water and the air. Even those who tread lightly can not help but step on the harmless and the harmed.

Your world, humans, is reawakening from its own nightmare, though the dream be not finished yet. As your gaze begins to stretch back beyond the immediacy of pandemic and fear, trying to come back to some normalcy, will you remember that there are others who are in greater need? Will you remember the angry chainsaws and the machines that tear down forests and fields? Will you continue in your myopic, self-centered view, or will you take this opportunity to choose a world that is here for all, not just for you?

Let me be clear: my children have ranged farther than they would have without your interference; they find themselves in pastures and fields far from home, and have made themselves comfortable there. And yet this displacement is a symptom of a larger problem, the arrogance of would-be engineers of the world who dig around in delicate systems they do not understand, and leave chaos behind.

So as the sun shines more brightly upon what you have wrought, and your energy surges like the sap within awakening trees, I ask you: what will you do with it? What will you create in this world? How will you work to heal what has been done, not only to the wild creatures of the world, but the most vulnerable of your own kind? How shall you hold accountable those who are most responsible for the pollution, the destruction, the absolute indifference to the plight of the victims? You alone are not enough of a force to change the tide, but you may be the ripple that begins a flood.”

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Spring Equinox Skull Scrying – 3-21-21

Note: I am now doing Skull Scrying readings for the Sabbats. These are generally readings I do privately, but the skulls decided some limited public readings would also be acceptable.

Today’s Spring Equinox Skull Scrying comes from Red-eared Slider. Here is what she had to say:

“Is that a daffodil I see? Is the skunk cabbage blooming? The days grow longer over my weary bones; the sun shines warm on my old shell. I am weary, and cold from the long winter, and the nights are chill yet. I am not quite ready to rejoin the world.

I hear the promises of tomorrow, as they thrum through my skull and settle into my brain. But I am still aching from the winter rains that soaked my muddy burrow, and the wind still bites at my skin. And I know I am not alone in this. I know that things can change, should change, and will change. But when they have been hard for so long, it can be difficult to appreciate the glimmer of the sunrise on the horizon.

It is okay to feel tired still, even as the light shifts higher in the sky. It is alright to be hesitant to leave your shell when it seems the danger hasn’t quite passed. Not everyone is able to leap right back up after hardship. Take a while longer if you need it, because it is better to start moving forward when you are ready, rather than forcing yourself to smile when your face is still so cold you fear it may crack from the movement.

We know the sun rises, and we know the days lengthen, and the daffodils and skunk cabbage echo the yellow day. But for just a little while longer, we will rest, and recuperate, and turn over in our beds. Our shells are there for a reason, and though the hare may be the swiftest to hurry off, we chelonians will be there in our own good time.”

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Winter Solstice Skull Scrying – 12-21-20

Note: I have decided to start doing Skull Scrying readings for the Sabbats. These are generally readings I do privately, but the skulls decided some limited public readings would also be acceptable.

Today’s Winter Solstice Skull Scrying comes from Young Spotted Hyena. Here is what he had to say:

“This is a time for rejuvenation and renewal, a shiny new year as the Sun begins to return toward the north. And who better to share this energy than me? While I was young when I died, I never felt the creak of age in my bones or the seriousness of responsibility beyond that which is given to the young as we learn our ways of being. I am still to this day full of exuberance, curiosity, and naivete.

I invite you to shake off the dust of years and remember what moved you when you were younger. What drove you to explore the world? What interested you? Even when times were hard, what allowed you to remain a child, even for a while? There it is that you may find your solace. Let this new year be one where you rediscover passions and interests that you left to the wayside, even if they seem childish.

But also beware that I am a naive creature, not because I am not intelligent, but simply unworldly. I haven’t had the experience that others have. So when you are treading into new territory, listen to those who have been there before, whether they be your literal elders or not. Their guidance will help you stay safe along the way. This does not mean you should never ask questions, but do not be contrary for the sake of being a contrarian.

Welcome back to the Sun! Happy New Year!”

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